Robert Zemeckis Reportedly “In-Talks” With Disney To Direct Live-Action Pinocchio. Having lost multiple directors before production began, it looks like Disney may have finally found a director for the live-action remake of the Disney Classic Animated Feature Film, Pinocchio.
According to ComingSoon.net, Disney has approached famed motion capture director, Robert Zemeckis to direct the live-action Pinocchio. Zemeckis has many films under his directorial belt including: The Polar Express, Disney’s A Christmas Carol, and Beowulf, and seems to be a natural fit as puppet master for Disney.
ComingSoon.net also shared this description of the original animated film, “The original Pinocchio, based on the 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, first debuted in theaters in 1940 and won two Academy Awards. In the 1940 Disney-animated film Pinocchio, the lead role was voiced by Dickie Jones, Jiminy Cricket by Cliff Edwards, and Master Geppetto by Christian Rubb… Pinocchio will center on the wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a “real boy,” and the relationship between a father and son, the ramifications of lying and creating stories and living in a fantasy world.”
Disney has yet to share how they plan on bringing the adventurous puppet to life on the big screen, but continues to move forward with the project despite major set backs in production. There has been no official word if Zemeckis has signed onto the project, but we hope to hear a confirmation soon.
It is also currently unknown if the live-action Pinocchio will premiere in theaters on on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+.
Are you excited for a live-action Pinocchio? Do you think Disney has remade enough films, or do you enjoy the live-action trend? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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